Author Archives: Janelle Tucker

Farm Bureau President Lobbying for Congress to Pass TPP

The president of the Iowa Farm Bureau says it’s “vitally important” that congress pass the pending “T-P-P” trade deal before year’s end. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership. Iowa Farm Bureau president Craig Hill says congress should act after the November election, before the new president takes office. “Every day

Heather A. Blasdell – Manchester

Heather Ann Blasdell, 39, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016, at her residence in Manchester. She was born on January 17, 1977, in Cedar Rapids.  She was raised and educated in Cedar Rapids and then graduated from Kaplan University with a two year degree.  Heather worked at Linn Haven Care Center


New Vienna Hosting 30th Benefit Tractor Pull

The New Vienna community will come together this Sunday for its 30th Benefit Tractor Pull. For the past three decades, the New Vienna Benefit Tractor Pull has been helping local residents and causes, with the proceeds donated to a special beneficiary each year. In honor of the anniversary, each of those 30 beneficiaries has created a

Buchanan County Included in New Regional Entrepreneur Project

Buchanan County is one of six counties included in a new regional entrepreneur project unveiled this week. The U-S Economic Development Administration on Wednesday announced the Cedar Valley Regional Entrepreneurship Project. It will include a partnership between the UNI’s Business and Community Service and economic development groups, chambers of commerce and Main Street organizations. Program


Fired Anamosa Deputy Prison Warden Reinstated

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – A deputy prison warden who was fired from the Anamosa State Penitentiary in March has been reinstated. The Iowa Department of Corrections fired Michael Kane as deputy warden for alleged rules violations that haven’t been released. But the state reversed its decision last month and reinstated Kane into an administrative


November’s General Election Candidates Announced

The candidates for November’s general election have been announced. Here’s a look at the races… In the U.S. Senator race, Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Patty Judge are in a battle for the seat, with Libertarian Charles Aldrich, Jim Hennager from the New Independent Party of Iowa and Michael Luick-Thrams also running. In the U.S.


“President Abe Lincoln” Visits Local Schools

President Abe Lincoln made a visit to several local schools on Thursday. Fritz Klein, a nationally renowned Lincoln portrayer, stopped at Lambert Elementary, West Delaware Middle School and West Delaware High School to talk with students. Klein is in the area to keynote the annual Delaware County Republicans’ Fall Dinner Thursday night. Tickets for the

Two Iowa Ag Technology Firms Win USDA Grants

Two agricultural technology firms in Iowa are winning small business innovation and research grants from the U-S Department of Agriculture. U.S. Ag Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack says a total of seven-point-four million dollars is being awarded to 76 businesses in 35 states. “This program basically focuses on ag innovation, the innovation that


Woman Responsible for Fayette County Burglaries Arrested

Authorities have arrested a woman responsible for several Fayette County burglaries. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year old Wanda Teidt of West Union has been charged with two counts of third degree burglary, two counts of fourth degree theft and two counts of criminal trespassing. Deputies searched Teidt’s home on Wednesday and recovered items


Mentoring Connection Hosting Golf Fundraiser

Helping Services is hosting its first annual golf fundraiser later this month to raise money for its youth mentoring program. Mentoring Connection for Delaware County matches up mentoring adults with children who could benefit from a positive role model. Lucia Hutchcroft and her mentee, Karly, say the “Mentoring is Your Best Shot” Golf Fundraiser on